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    STMicroelectronics Adopts ARMv8-R Processor Technology for Automotive Apps

    By Murray Slovick | September 29, 2015

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    STMicroelectronics today announced it has licensed the new 32-bit ARMv8-R processor technology for deployment in microcontrollers targeting real-time safety-related “Smart Driving” applications.

    According to ST first implementations of the ARMv8-R processor will be used in multi-core processors for safety-related automotive devices targeting Powertrain, Safety and Gateway applications.

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      Could Volkswagen’s crisis be a multi-diesel pileup?

      By Christoph Hammerschmidt | September 23, 2015

      Could Volkswagen's crisis be a multi-diesel pileup?

      First: It’s a shame for the German automotive industry that an honorable company like Volkswagen resorts to such means to better its position in the competition. There cannot be any other solution for Mr. Winterkorn than to step down – which he already has. I am afraid that this dirty little trick has the potential to substantially damage the standing of the Volkswagen group, automotive diesel technology and the German automotive industry as a whole.

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        Innovation: not just ideas in a lab, it’s now open and collaborative

        By Nitin Dahad | September 18, 2015

        The term ‘innovation’ has become so common in daily language that it is easy for policymakers to forget what it actually means as it covers so many different aspects of the economic growth agenda.  In the past innovation might have been about ground-breaking new research, technology, or processes developed in a lab where engineers or scientists sat in a well-partitioned division that focused on ‘blue-sky’ thinking.

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          MIT develops 3D printing breakthrough for molten glass

          September 13, 2015

          MIT develop 3D printing breakthrough for molten glass

          Mesopotamian craftsmen invented glass around 1600 B.C., creating glass vessels by pouring molten glass on clay core molds that were then scraped away when the glass solidified. The process has remained unchanged through centuries of production.

          Now, researchers at MIT’s Mediated Matter group have developed the first molten glass material 3D printing extrusion system for the production of optically transparent components.

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            Broadcast innovation: is TV facing up to the Internet era?

            By Nitin Dahad | September 11, 2015

            A perspective from the first day at IBC 2015, Amsterdam

            In almost every industry, technology is playing what many like to call a ‘disruptive’ role. This was very apparent at the keynote sessions on the opening day of the broadcast industry convention, IBC 2015, in Amsterdam this week.

            With the convergence of broadcast, software and telecoms, the conference explored ‘The Future of Media in an Age of Disruption’, looking at some of the business disruptors, and examined how the industry can seize the new opportunities being created by the explosive growth in the consumption of TV and video content on smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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              “We’re out of cash? How’s that possible? I thought we were profitable!”

              By David Meister | September 4, 2015

              We’re out of cash? How’s that possible? I thought we were profitable

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              Happiness is positive cash flow. Cash is the lifeblood of all businesses. Cash is king. He who has the gold (cash) makes the rules. Yaddy, yaddy…

              You might have heard these bromides. Yes, they’re trite, but they’re also very true.

              So, what’s more important: profitability or positive cash flow?

              An acquaintance of mine who owns his own business, a painting contracting company started by his father, put it well: “Revenues are vanity, profits are sanity, cash flow is reality.”

              There are several blogs I could write about that statement, which I like very much.